First time setting up Blog

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Blog question. I am trying to set up my blog page so I can receive comments but I think there is something wrong. I can't figure out how to post as a visitor.
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John Arfstrom

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Posted 9 years ago

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Hello John,
Can you leave your email on your website , or make a contact form please,
I have something really interesting to say to you and it will help you with your blog! :)
Kind Regards,
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Hi John,

Once you have added Disqus to your Yola blog, you will see the comments box after clicking on a blog subject. If you share your domain with us, we'd be happy to take a closer peek at this with you!

I did remove your email address for your own safety, as we prefer to keep such sensitive material off of our forum for your own well being. Thanks!
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John Arfstrom

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Thank you for your help. Where do I find this Disqus...
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Hello John,

Here are guidelines for using Disqus:

1. Make sure your site is published. To do so, click on the green "Publish to the web" button.
2. Go to your Blog page and click on the "Blog Manager" button.
3. Click on the "Settings" tab.
4. Click on the "Manage" button.
5. Click on the "Settings" tab.
6. Click on the "Disqus" logo to visit and register for an account by clicking on "Sign up, free".
7. Register your site: enter your site URL, site name and site short name.
8. Create your Disqus Profile: enter your username, password, and email address.
9. Click on "Continue".
10. Choose your language and any other optional features you'd like to include with your commenting platform. Then click "Continue".
11. In the "Choose Install Instructions" box, click on "Yola".
12. Copy the embed code from the box at the bottom of the page.
13. Go back to your blog manager settings in Yola.
14. Paste the code into the box.
15. Then click "Done".
16. When you preview your site and click on the blog title, you may see this message: "This page could not be reached by Disqus. If you are testing locally or on a password-protected page, please use the disqus_developer parameter as detailed here.." - please don't worry about that. You just need to update your site and you will see the comment box working on your published site.

For screenshots of these steps, please see: How do I let visitors comment on my blog posts?